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Spanish Renaissance Architecture
1. Plateresque style It’s called like that because of the extremely decorated facades, which remind the decorative motifs ...
PLATERESQUE STYLE: Salamanca university facade
Shields Shells Human and vegetable ornaments
Catholic Monarchs
PLATERESQUE STYLE: Seville Town Hall DIEGO DE RIAÑO
2. Classical style The decoration decreases and the influence of Italian Renaissance is more important
CLASSICISM: Palace of Charles the 5th in Grenade PEDRO MACHUCA
A circle inside a square
Cathedral of Grenade DIEGO DE SILOÉ
 
3. Herrerian style The decoration disappears. Naked buildings
The Escorial (Madrid) JUAN BAUTISTA DE TOLEDO Y JUAN DE HERRERA Historical residence of the king of Spain It was a monaste...
The Escorial: main facade
The library
Renaissance painting: El Greco
LIFE AND CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>His real name was Doménikos Theotokóupolos. </li></ul><ul><li>El Greco (The Greek) was a ...
<ul><li>It represents the moment before he Crucifixion. </li></ul><ul><li>Christ looks up to Heaven with an expression of ...
 
 
<ul><li>It represents a legend of the beginning of the 14th century: the count of Orgaz was a very generous man, and becau...
The burial of the Count of Orgaz Upper zone Heaven (Paradise) with Christ, the Virgin, Saint Joan and other saints. Lower ...
Two monks Count of Orgaz Saint Stephen Saint Agustine El Greco’s son Self-portrait
 
 
Christ, the Virgin, Saint Joan and the angel  form an oval Saint Peter The angel holds in his hands the soul of the Count ...
The resurrection Elongated figures
The adoration of the shepherds
The Holy Trinity
Christ
The Virgin
The knight with his hand on his breast
View of Toledo
THE END
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  1. 1. Spanish Renaissance Architecture
  2. 2. 1. Plateresque style It’s called like that because of the extremely decorated facades, which remind the decorative motifs of the silversmiths’ work.
  3. 3. PLATERESQUE STYLE: Salamanca university facade
  4. 4. Shields Shells Human and vegetable ornaments
  5. 5. Catholic Monarchs
  6. 6. PLATERESQUE STYLE: Seville Town Hall DIEGO DE RIAÑO
  7. 7. 2. Classical style The decoration decreases and the influence of Italian Renaissance is more important
  8. 8. CLASSICISM: Palace of Charles the 5th in Grenade PEDRO MACHUCA
  9. 9. A circle inside a square
  10. 10. Cathedral of Grenade DIEGO DE SILOÉ
  11. 12. 3. Herrerian style The decoration disappears. Naked buildings
  12. 13. The Escorial (Madrid) JUAN BAUTISTA DE TOLEDO Y JUAN DE HERRERA Historical residence of the king of Spain It was a monastery and royal palace
  13. 14. The Escorial: main facade
  14. 15. The library
  15. 16. Renaissance painting: El Greco
  16. 17. LIFE AND CHARACTERISTICS <ul><li>His real name was Doménikos Theotokóupolos. </li></ul><ul><li>El Greco (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin. </li></ul><ul><li>He was an important architect, painter and sculptor. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Crete in 1541. At 26 years old he travelled to Venice, and in 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Seven years later, he moved to Toledo, in Spain, where he lived and work until his death. In Toledo he produced his most famous paintings. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to work with the King Philip the 2nd, but he couldn’t reach his dream. The King didn´t like his style. </li></ul><ul><li>He gave much importance to the colours and liked to elongate the figures. His style was really original. </li></ul><ul><li>He died in 1614 </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>It represents the moment before he Crucifixion. </li></ul><ul><li>Christ looks up to Heaven with an expression of serenity. There are a lot of people surrounding him. </li></ul><ul><li>His red robe symbolizes the sacrifice he’s going to do to save the Humanity. </li></ul>The Expolio, Cathedral of Toledo
  18. 21. <ul><li>It represents a legend of the beginning of the 14th century: the count of Orgaz was a very generous man, and because of that, when he died, Saint Stephen (Esteban) and Saint Agustine (Agustín) descended in person from the heavens and buried him by their own hands. </li></ul>The burial of the Count of Orgaz
  19. 22. The burial of the Count of Orgaz Upper zone Heaven (Paradise) with Christ, the Virgin, Saint Joan and other saints. Lower zone The burial of the Count with Saint Stephen, Saint Agustine and the people present at the ceremony. The painting is divided into two zones:
  20. 23. Two monks Count of Orgaz Saint Stephen Saint Agustine El Greco’s son Self-portrait
  21. 26. Christ, the Virgin, Saint Joan and the angel form an oval Saint Peter The angel holds in his hands the soul of the Count to take it to the Paradise.
  22. 27. The resurrection Elongated figures
  23. 28. The adoration of the shepherds
  24. 29. The Holy Trinity
  25. 30. Christ
  26. 31. The Virgin
  27. 32. The knight with his hand on his breast
  28. 33. View of Toledo
  29. 34. THE END
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